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Yesterday, I reinstalled Windows Vista and now I want to recover my old data from the old partition.

But the partition isn't visible. Where did it go?

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migrated from Apr 18 '12 at 10:37

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Please don't use ALL-CAPITALS. – Oliver Charlesworth Apr 18 '12 at 10:36
God, why do you even migrate this here? Possibly related, by the same user: i cant see my partion in windows vista.urgt (sic) – slhck Apr 18 '12 at 10:41

The partitions are still there, but they are not mounted. You need to assign a drive letter to them and they will appear in my computer.

You can do that from within Disk Management. Here is a tutorial explaining how to do it.

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Try booting from a windows setup disk and when u will be asked for selecting partition for setup; just look for any unallocated space, and create a partition there. Abort the installation; restart the computer. Hope this helps.

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